Motor Home camper at Big South Fork campground.
Motor home camper set up in Big South Fork campground

An NPS Photo

Notice: Firewood from outside of the five counties (McCreary, Scott, Morgan, Fentress, and Pickett) surrounding the park is prohibited. Certain states have non-native insects that can cause damage to our native trees.
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Emerald Ash Borer.


Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has five campgrounds which are intended to meet the needs of almost any camper visiting the park:

  1. Bandy Creek (TN) and Blue Heron (KY) are developed sites with many amenities
  2. Alum Ford Campground (KY) offers a limited number of primitive campsites.
  3. Two equestrian campgrounds, Bear Creek (KY) and Station Camp (TN) are both highly developed campgrounds operated by concessionaires.

Last updated: February 13, 2018

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